Wednesday, 11 November 2020

Questions (188)

Neasa Hourigan

Question:

188. Deputy Neasa Hourigan asked the Minister for Justice the cost of renting office space, including for public bodies, from a company (details supplied) in 2019 and to date in 2020, in tabular form. [35615/20]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The majority of properties occupied by my Department are owned or leased on its behalf by the Office of Public Works (OPW). Any short term accommodation type leased by my Department and it’s agencies directly is for private office space only.

Having sought confirmation from agencies under the remit of my Department, I can confirm that neither the Department nor it's agencies have rented office space from WeWork Companies LLC or an Irish subsidiary of theirs.

I have also referred your question to the office of the Garda Commissioner and I will issue their response to the Deputy in line with Standing Orders.